Sweet Treat Ornaments from Air Dry Clay

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This soft air-dry clay is perfect for molding ornaments.DSCF0993
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Half dozen….
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I created these small treat bags using tiny cellophane bags and baker’s twine, both found in the wedding section of my local Michael’s store.DSCF1295

A paper-clip can be slid under the twine in back for a hook.DSCF1294

Couldn’t resist making a tiny little peanut-butter blossom cookie. A bag full of them would be perfect for someone who counts these among their favorite cookies.
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Since the ice-cream bars and sandwiches were heavier than the cookies, I pushed a safety pin into the wet clay (see photo) for a sturdier hook.

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Hope your holiday season is full of sweetness. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all ~ScarlettSweet Treats 1

Published in Somerset Life, Spring 2013 and Paper Roll Bunnies

 

 I’m thrilled to have my pillow boxes featured in the new issue of Somerset Life.   I’m always amazed at the beauty and creativity in this publication.  It’s my favorite!  Thanks so much to the editors for the opportunity to share my work within these lovely pages. This issue will be on the news stands April 1st.

And if you need a last minute spring project for little ones visiting for the holiday, try these little bunnies.  I posted how to make these cute paper roll bunnies last spring and included the pattern.

This year I made some with a vintag-ey look using muted floral papers with some baker’s twine and paper flowers as embellishments.

If you need a fun and easy last minute spring craft, check out the original post from last year and choose whatever type of papers you like best.

I wish all of you a Happy Easter weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Easter Bunny Stick Puppet

Have you ever seen stick puppets?  I discovered them recently in a book.

You hold the puppet with one hand and a stick with the other.  When you push the stick up a little clown or something pops up and you can make it dance around.  They’re cute!

Here’s my version of an Easter bunny stick puppet.

I used 3/4 of a paper roll for this project and my bunny measures 4″ x 2.5″.

I’m going to let the photos show you the process, but if you have any questions about this project feel free to ask.  As with all crafty things, it can be done many different ways.

 

Be sure and reinforce the bunny around the skewer/dowel  to hold it in place. I also dabbed some craft glue around it as well.

 

 

Rcycling my daughter’s pink tights she’s outgrown…

 

 

 

My kiddo giving it a try…

Hope you’re having a great week. I appreciate you coming by to see my projects!

Paper Roll Pillow Boxes

Last spring I posted some cute rabbits made from paper rolls.

And just a few weeks ago I showed you how to turn paper rolls into

pretty napkin rings and place-card holders.

Now I hope you’ve been saving your rolls because here’s a third idea using this common recycle bin item:

Tiny pillow boxes!  Perfect for small gifts, money, gift-cards, candy…so many possibilities….

 

 

 

 

 

For gift-card holders you’ll need paper towel rolls.  Cut 7″ for a pillow box large enough to hold a standard gift card.

I cut some rings from the leftover roll, painted them red, and shaped them into hearts to tie onto the boxes.

It’s easy and fun to make these little pillow boxes and there are limitless ways to decorate them.

Thanks for coming by!